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Requirements at discontinuation in 1952

  1. Make an open link of 3/4-inch stock.
  2. Forge a chain hook out of 3/4 x 1/2-inch soft steel or 3/4-inch round iron.
  3. Make a bolt of 1/2-inch iron.
  4. Bend and weld three links and form them into a chain, these links to be fastened to the hook of Requirement 2 by a ring, and links and ring to be made out of 3/8-inch iron.
  5. Make a straight lap weld of 1/4 x 1-inch stock.
  6. Make a rock drill.
  7. Temper a rock drill.
  8. Explain how to harden and temper a cold chisel.


Boy Scout Requirements, ({{{1}}}) Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Handbook for Boys, 1948 Edition



Original 1911 Requirements

  1. Upset and weld a one-inch iron rod.
  2. Make a horseshoe.
  3. Know how to tire a wheel, use a sledge-hammer and forge, shoe a horse correctly and roughshoe a horse.
  4. Be able to temper iron and steel.


Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition The official source for the information shown in this article or section is:
Boy Scout Handbook, 1911 Edition
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